Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins

Be sure to eat the worm! I have also made this without the glaze, and just drizzled the liquid glaze ingredients over the cake and topped that with either Cool Whip Lite, or by sprinkling a little confectioners' sugar over top (rather than mixing it all together - I am not a big fan of glazed frostings, although I have reduced the sugar in this one so it's not so sweet). I use fat-free, sugar-free pudding, and I replace 1/2 the oil with unsweetened applesauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F; grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch cake pan.
  2. CAKE: Beat together the cake and pudding mixes, eggs, oil, water, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup tequila, and 2 tablespoons triple sec in a large bowl.
  3. Pour cake batter into the pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or whatever your cake mix box recommends; or until the cake is set and tests done (a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean).
  4. Cool cake for 10 minutes before pouring the glaze over top.
  5. GLAZE: While the cake is baking, combine confectioners' sugar and one tablespoon each of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a small bowl.
  6. Mix together until smooth.
  7. Pour over warm cake as directed above in the cake instructions.
  8. GARNISHING: While the glaze is still wet, sprinkle the cake with green decorating sugar (this is optional, but highly recommended since it really does dress up the cake- if you choose to top the cake with Cool Whip, powdered sugar, or another frosting, put the sugar on after you frost or dust it).
  9. Serve each piece of cake topped with a gummi worm!

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

I made this into an incredibly moist 2-layer cake with lemon curd in the middle. The icing (to which I added much more tequilla than was called) tasted delicious, but looked ugly, so I put a layer natural, lightly-sweetened whipped cream over that and it looked beautiful... hid all the flaws and was a nice contrast to the tartness.

elizam July 01, 2008

This was easy to make and very tasty. I got many compliments on this cake and the gummi worms made it fun!

S~A~M March 01, 2005

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